Orthodontics Specialist

Doctor Mansour's Dental Office

Dr. Mansour

General Dentist located in Arlington, TX

A smile of straight, gleaming teeth not only boosts your self-confidence, but it’s also good for your oral health. Orthodontics at Doctor Mansour's Dental Office in Arlington, Texas, give you a great-looking smile. Your options include Invisalign®, a comfortable, less-noticeable alternative to braces to straighten your teeth. Get the healthy smile you deserve by calling today or booking a consultation online with Doctor Mansour, DDS, PA.

Orthodontics Q & A

Why do I need orthodontics?

Orthodontics help create a healthy mouth — and a great smile. Straight teeth, ones that properly meet your opposing teeth, make it easier for you to chew, bite your food, and talk. 

Doctor Mansour typically recommends orthodontics to correct teeth that:

  • Are crowded
  • Are spaced too far apart
  • Stick out
  • Don’t align properly, causing an overbite or underbite

Left untreated, an abnormal bite may cause such oral health problems as: 

  • Tooth decay or loss
  • Gum disease 
  • Abnormal speech and/or chewing 
  • Abnormal wear to tooth enamel 
  • Problems with your jaw

Correcting your teeth can be done in a couple of different ways. Doctor Mansour usually recommends braces or Invisalign® to guide your teeth into their proper positions. 

What are the benefits of braces?

Beyond giving you a great-looking smile, braces restore a healthy mouth. You’re probably familiar with traditional braces, which realign teeth by applying pressure. Braces consist of small brackets that are metal, tooth-colored, or various fun colors. In some cases, the brackets go behind your teeth, so they’re not noticeable.

How do I get braces?

Doctor Mansour cements the brackets to your teeth, connecting them with a wire. Over time, he tightens the wire to gradually shift your teeth and jaw. 

You’ll typically come in for adjustments about every six weeks. You may also have rubber bands, spacers, or palate expanders, depending on the state of your teeth and what needs correcting.

Braces, however, aren’t the only kind of orthodontic treatment. Doctor Mansour also offers Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a comfortable, less-noticeable alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners, which you wear at least 20 hours per day. The aligners are customized to your mouth and fit snugly over your teeth. 

Over time, the aligners gradually correct mild to moderate dental issues, such as overcrowding and misalignment. 

The benefit of Invisalign is the aligners come off quickly, making it easy for you to eat or brush your teeth. You also don’t have to avoid certain foods as you do with traditional braces. 

If crowded, crooked teeth are bothering you, perhaps it’s time to consider orthodontics for a great smile. Call Doctor Mansour's Dental Office or book a consultation online.